Baby Names Needed – Girl Names for Fourth Baby

A reader named Klaudia is expecting her fourth child, a baby girl, and she’d like some help brainstorming for a first and a middle name. Here’s what Klaudia says:

We like…unusual names. I mean, not names that sound “made-up” but real names. At least, not trendy, popular names.

Juniper was at the top of their list, but then a friend used it, so now they’re back to the drawing board.

A few more details:

  • The first name should have 3 syllables.
  • The middle name should have 2 syllables and start with an n.
  • The surname will be a one-syllable s-name.
  • The older siblings are named Kendra Darlene, Carmen Nellie and Matteo Kendell.

I think Juniper paired with an n-name would have sounded nice, so I tried to come up with a lot of name suggestions that also include the letter n:

Acacia
Adelaide
Adina
Allegra
Angela
Annabelle
Belinda
Bethany
Bettina
Bianca
Cynthia
Daniela
Dominique
Felicia
Francesca
Genevieve
Henriette
Honora
Juliet
Justina
Lucinda
Lydia
Marcella
Melinda
Minerva
Miranda
Monica
Priscilla
Ramona
Regina
Sabrina
Simona
Sunniva
Susanna
Sylvia
Valerie
Rosemary
Venetia
Winifred
Yolanda

None of the above are currently in the top 100.

Now middles. It’s tricky to pick a middle if the first isn’t already in place, but here are some possibilities. Names on the left have a stress on the first syllable, names on the right have a stress on the second syllable.

Nina
Nita
Nola
Norah
Norma
Nadine
Nanette
Nicole
Noelle
Noreen

What first names would you suggest for the sibling of Kendra, Carmen and Matteo? What middle names would you pair with those first names?


12 thoughts on “Baby Names Needed – Girl Names for Fourth Baby

  1. Most of these names are not currently in the top 1000 in the USA (and some have never been).

    Acacia
    Adela
    Adora
    Adria
    Alberta
    Alessa
    Althea
    Allegra
    Amabel
    Amalia (three or four syllables, depending on pronunciation)
    Amalie
    Amethyst
    Amity
    Ananda
    Anisa
    Anita
    Annelise
    Aretha
    Azura
    Beatrice
    Beatrix
    Bernadette
    Beverly
    Dorothy
    Flavia
    Ginevra
    Hannelore
    Idony
    Imogen
    Linnea
    Marianne
    Mariel
    Sidony
    Susannah
    Winifred

  2. I also notice that K (or hard C) and L also feature prominently in the names they’ve already used; so, Nicole may be a winner. I also thought of Francesca and Bianca but I like the list you made. Maybe also

    Danica
    Annika
    Leandra
    Eloise
    Anita
    Camilla (I kinda like all the girls’ names starting with the same sound.)
    Marisol
    Lorelei
    Josephine
    Jacqueline
    Celia/Cecilia (depending on which you consider to have 3 syllables)

    Raquel (I like! except it only has 2 syllables, sigh)

    Congratulations and Good Luck!

  3. The other children have very similar sounds to their names: Kendra, Carmen, and Kendell. Maybe something like Annika or Nikita to tie in similar sounds?

    Michaela
    Sunita
    Caroline/Carolyn/Carolee
    Rosalie

  4. Oh… I like a ton of names on this list! Here are a few combos I like, some from the list, some not:
    Rosemary Nanette
    Genevieve Nicole or Genevieve Nancy
    Bettina Noelle
    Vivienne Nola
    Penelope (even though it has four syllables) Nina
    Annelise Noelle/Nancy
    Carlotta Nicole

    What do you think?
    Rosalie Nanette.

  5. Thanks so much for the suggestions, everyone!

    Karen L & C in DC – Great idea to use sounds in the sibling names as a guide.

  6. Thanks, everyone!
    So far, we like Daniela, Danica, Annabelle/bel, Bettina, Genevieve, Miranda and Marcella as a first name. I think Noreen sounds great as a middle name for Daniela, Danica, Genevieve and Miranda. Annabel, Bettina and Marcella sound nice with Nina, Nicole/Nicoline and Noelle, respectively.

    I just though of another name- Aniela. Like Daniela but without the “D”. Aniela Nanette. Hmm… must think some more!

  7. I love Miranda! Especially Miranda Noreen. But I love Annabel. I thought about Miranda Annabel Noreen or Annabel Miranda Noreen, but I don’t think they sound so great. Hm… maybe Marcella Noreen…

  8. Okay… here we go!
    We decided on using Annika because a) it has the ‘Ann’ part of ‘Ann’abel, b) it’s a family name and c) it is really close to the contender Danica.

    Her name will be Annika Nicole.
    Thanks everyone!

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